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Spanning 7 volumes and over 50 issues, The New York Times bestselling comic book series THE UNWRITTEN by the celebrated team of Mike Carey and artist Peter Gross, has riffed on the epic poem, the coming of age story, the Choose Your Own Adventure, the fantasy and murder mysteries alike, with cameo appearances by Rudyard Kipling, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and other literary figures.
Ontogenesis or Onto Genesis? That Mike Carey is awfully clever, not only when it comes to creating catchy titles for storylines, but for also crafting a series month-in-and-month-out, with co-conspirator Peter Gross, that is a prime example of why Vertigo publishes the best comics around. Where else can you find a comics story that takes you back to the birthplace of our incredible medium and most importantly to meet Miriam Walzer, a comics writer and artist who uses Greek myth as a parable to an adventure story starring the deliciously strange, The Tinker?
The game-changing, twice-monthly epic "Tommy Taylor and the War of Words" written by Mike Carey with art by Peter Gross and M.K. Perker (Air, Cairo) begins today! Tom Taylor goes to war against the cabal that has tormented, imprisoned and tried to destroy him – and it's far more than just a war of words!
In 1930s New York, Wilson Taylor confronts the true enormity of his betrayals, while in the present day, Tom comes face-to-face with the Tinker.
Read the finale of "On to Genesis” in THE UNWRITTEN #30 this Wednesday!
While the cabal continue their seemingly motiveless murder spree, Tom Taylor researches his father's journals to uncover the secret connections between Wilson Taylor and his deadliest enemy, Pullman--as well as a hint at an eighty-year-old mystery that could be a clue to Tom's own nature and origins.
Check out the two page spread below from THE UNWRITTEN #28, in stores tomorrow, with art by Peter Gross and Vince Locke. The setting is 1930s Brooklyn, NY--the Golden Age of a new artistic medium and the birth of a new type of hero.
The hammer goes down, the auction begins, and lot number 100 is . . . Tom Taylor. Who's going to be bidding, and what do they want him for? Tom hopes he never finds out - but he's out of options, in the hands of his enemies, and locked in a sensory deprivation tank that's terrifyingly familiar...
Mike Carey and Peter Gross continue to amaze in THE UNWRITTEN #26 on sale today.